Research interests

We use quantitative genetics and integrative genomics to address topics in behavioral and developmental neuroscience. Current projects are concerned with learning and memory, aggressive behavior, exploratory behavior, and nervous system development.

Recent publications

Delprato A , Crusio WE. Genetic Dissection of Variation in Hippocampal Intra- and Infrapyramidal Mossy Fibers in the Mouse Methods Mol Biol. 2017,1488:419-430, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6427-7_19


Crusio WE, Rubino C and Delprato A. Engaging high school students in systems biology through an e-internship program F1000Research 2017, 6:20 doi:10.12688/f1000research.10570.1


Crusio WE, Dhawan E, Chesler EJ and Delprato A. Analysis of morphine responses in mice reveals a QTL on Chromosome 7. F1000Research 2016, 5:2156 doi: 10.12688/f1000research.9484.2


Delprato A, Bonheur B, AlgĂ©o MP, Rosay P, Lu L, Williams RW, Crusio WE. Systems genetic analysis of hippocampal neuroanatomy and spatial learning in mice. Genes Brain Behav. 2015, 14(8):591-606. doi: 10.1111/gbb.12259



Anna Delprato, PhD

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Visiting scientist

Wim E Crusio, PhD

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Lauren Elolf

Cynthia Rubino

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